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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: May 5, 2010 1:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: should they leave politics out of sports??

Anytime you can work in a Farrah Fawcet poster reference is always cause for small celebration. Excellent.

As to the issue at hand, being both a resident of Arizona AND married into a Hispanic family, I am quite biased. But should a professional sports team take sides on such a public platform? Not sure. I must say I always get rather perturbed when folks like Bono turn every public appearance into a holier-than-thou preach-a-thon. But, our favorite musicians also did not shy away from taking the occational political stance. To each his own. The teams are privately owned entities that are entitled to express whatever opinion they may have. If we don't like it, we don't have to watch.

As for politician's, Mando is right. These bozos on both sides have the ability to shape policy that affects our lives on many levels. We most definitely need to hold them accountable. If we aren't careful, the Merry Band O' Tea Baggers will soon be running things.

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Poster: cush212 Date: May 5, 2010 9:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: should they leave politics out of sports??

I think the Los Suns made a very important statement tonight (and won too!!! down with the evil Spurs) I chimed in about this a little bit, and this new law is just wrong! Gives any redneck cop a right to pull any of us over at any time... Yer skin don't have to be brown...

Otherwise, all my best to you all...

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Poster: rastamon Date: Aug 6, 2011 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: should they leave politics out of sports?? JON!!

*Bump* I did a forum search on Jon - cush212 and this thread is his last post. Anyone know how he's doing?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 5, 2010 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GOAT!

Greatest of All Time = Muhammad Ali.

I guess he should have left the politics alone, but they wouldn't leave him alone.

That said, "all the leather kids were loud"
It's only rock n roll
http://www.jambase.com/Articles/22568/My-Morning-Jacket-Video

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 5, 2010 3:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GOAT!

BD, Ali transcended the sports/religious/political world and became a true cultural icon of the time. For the sport fan, he was "The Greatest". For those of a more religious bent, he became somewhat a martyr persecuted for his beliefs. In the political arena, he became a beacon shining brightly on the anti-war movement and bringing that movement more into the mainstream. After all, he was no long haired hippy,he was the heavyweight champion of the world that was refusing to serve in the military on moral/ethical/religious beliefs.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 5, 2010 6:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GOAT!

Not to split hairs, and it may have been the "myth" that grew up around it, but at that earlier stage, I thought part of his stance was also to protest (rightly, IMHO), the disproportionate representation of low income (= blacks at the time) kids in the draft (ie, when there were coll defer's, etc., etc.)?

Hope GoP is doing well, wherever he is, even though we often tussled about this and that hereabouts (and "over there", with you, Bill...), and didn't see eye to eye on many issues...I suppose many of the newbies don't really even know him now that I think of it.

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 5, 2010 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GOAT!

"Not to split hairs, and it may have been the "myth" that grew up around it, but at that earlier stage, I thought part of his stance was also to protest (rightly, IMHO), the disproportionate representation of low income (= blacks at the time) kids in the draft (ie, when there were coll defer's, etc., etc.)?"

The way I understand it is those were Nation of Islam issues that Ali adopted as his own when he converted.

"Hope GoP is doing well, wherever he is, even though we often tussled about this and that hereabouts (and "over there", with you, Bill...), and didn't see eye to eye on many issues..."

+1

"I suppose many of the newbies don't really even know him now that I think of it."

that is a shame

Fred may know more about his "disappearance". She likes to stay on top of situations like that.

This post was modified by user unknown on 2010-05-06 02:43:03